Jackie Saccoccio: Portraits

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Reverse), 2012 oil and mica on linen 84 x 72 inches
Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Reverse), 2012 oil and mica on linen 84 x 72 inches (courtesy Eleven Rivington)

David Rhodes reviews a recent exhibition of paintings by Jackie Saccoccio at Eleven Rivington, New York.

Rhodes writes: "Saccoccio's Portraits, abstract works that make clear an anthropomorphic intention, engage with an ongoing idea in painting... in which each work stands in for a face, the differences manifested through changes in color combinations. Saccoccio’s paintings are such an open-ended group; enough different encounters are possible here, among the individual paintings. A consistency in making encourages comparison from one to the next, yet one feels not like the other, and they are all similar and different: this registers immediately. The subsequent question—why?—leads the viewer toward a consideration of each painting’s character, from how it feels to how it is made."